Emoji as a favicon, no need for a designer...  🖼 🎁

Did you know you can use an emoji as your favicon?

Modern browsers support SVG favicons, and SVG can render text and en emoji is text 🤯

<link
  rel="icon"
  href="data:image/svg+xml,<svg xmlns=%22http://www.w3.org/2000/svg%22 viewBox=%220 0 100 100%22><text y=%22.9em%22 font-size=%2290%22>🥳</text></svg>"
/>

I learned this neat little trick from @chriscoyier, who got it from @LeaVerou!

For fun, and to test out the @GatsbyJS Plugin Starter, I created @raae/gatsby-plugin-svg-emoji-favicon 🎉

But I often find myself reaching for it; favicons make any project seem more polished!

It's a good little plugin to look at to learn how to add content to the head tag of your pages.

 
All the best,
Queen Raae

 
PS: Learn how to add test to your plugins on tonight's unauthorized and rum-fueled treasure hunt in the sharky waters around the Gatsby islands, and contribute a test or two to the favicon plugin if you'd like.

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